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Puerto Rico HD

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$4.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2002
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2–5 players
(1120 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 − 150 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12+
(246 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(307 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Expansion
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Primary Name
Puerto Rico
Alternate Names
Πουέρτο Ρίκο
波多黎各
푸에르토 리코
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In Puerto Rico players assume the roles of colonial governors on the island of Puerto Rico. The aim of the game is to amass victory points by shipping goods to Europe or by constructing buildings.

Each player uses a separate small board with spaces for city buildings, plantations, and resources. Shared between the players are three ships, a trading house, and a supply of resources and doubloons.

The resource cycle of the game is that players grow crops which they exchange for points or doubloons. Doubloons can then be used to buy buildings, which allow players to produce more crops or give them other abilities. Buildings and plantations do not work unless they are manned by colonists.

During each round, players take turns selecting a role card from those on the table (such as "Trader" or "Builder"). When a role is chosen, every player gets to take the action appropriate to that role. The player that selected the role also receives a small privilege for doing so - for example, choosing the "Builder" role allows all players to construct a building, but the player who chose the role may do so at a discount on that turn. Unused roles gain a doubloon bonus at the end of each turn, so the next player who chooses that role gets to keep any doubloon bonus associated with it. This encourages players to make use of all the roles throughout a typical course of a game.

Puerto Rico uses a variable phase order mechanic, where a "governor" token is passed clockwise to the next player at the conclusion of a turn. The player with the token begins the round by choosing a role and taking the first action.

Players earn victory points for owning buildings, for shipping goods, and for manned "large buildings." Each player's accumulated shipping chips are kept face down and come in denominations of one or five. This prevents other players from being able to determine the exact score of another player. Goods and doubloons are placed in clear view of other players and the totals of each can always be requested by a player. As the game enters its later stages, the unknown quantity of shipping tokens and its denominations require players to consider their options before choosing a role that can end the game.

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Rules PDF

Contents:

  • 5 Individual Player Boards
  • 1 Governor Card
  • 8 Role Cards (Settler, Mayor, Builder, Craftsman, Trader, Captain, 2 Prospectors)
  • 1 Gameboard
  • 49 Building Tiles (5 Large Violet, 24 Small Violet, 20 Non-Violet Production)
  • 54 Doubloons (46 x "1", 8 x "5")
  • 58 Island Tiles (8 Quarry Tiles, 50 Plantation Tiles)
  • 1 Colonist Ship
  • 100 Colonists
  • 1 Trading House
  • 50 Goods (9 Coffee, 9 Tobacco, 10 Corn, 11 Sugar, 11 Indigo)
  • 5 Cargo Ships
  • 50 Victory Point Chips (32 x "1", 18 x "5")
  • Rule Booklet

Learning Aids:

  • Tropic Euro - 15m (Tropic Euro has an in-game guided tutorial that assumes zero knowledge of the board game)

Online Play:

  • Feuerteufel -- Dutch website supporting live play and asynchronous play-by-web, with notification emails. For non-Dutch speakers/readers, using Google Translate (e.g., with Google Chrome or with the Google Toolbar in Firefox, or even through translate.google.com) works pretty well!
  • Tropic Euro -- real time with people or AI
  • Boardgamearena
  • Brettspielwelt

Game balance fixes

The following changes should be made to the official rules in order to create a more balanced game and one which gives each player an (almost) equal chance of winning:

  • The prices of the Factory and University buildings should be swapped so that the Factory costs 8 doubloons and the University costs 7 doubloons. (Source: Interview with Andreas Seyfarth)
  • Any players that start with a corn plantation should start with 1 doubloon less than the players that start with an indigo plantation. (Proof/discussion)

Two player variant

An official variant has been released by Alea (File), although other popular variants also exist (Overview of two player variants).

This game is #7 in the Alea big box series.

For editions of the game that contain the the noble and building expansions, see Puerto Rico: Limited Anniversary Edition.

For editions of the game that contain the building expansion, see Puerto Rico (zawiera 14 dodatkowych budynkow).

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Puerto Rico
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Spanish second edition 2012
Publisher: Devir
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2012
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Release Date: Jun 2012
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Finnish/Swedish second edition 2011
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2011
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Greek edition
Publisher: Kaissa Chess & Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2011
Product Code: KA111007
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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Chinese edition
Publisher: Swan Panasia Co., Ltd.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2010
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
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Puerto Rico
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French edition 2009
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2009
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1 Comparison to San Juan and Race for the Galaxy
Summary of parallel aspects of each game, useful when teaching one game to someone who already knows another. Thumb if you think this is helpful :-)
English
2016-01-19
1 English Role Cards Puerto Rico
I have, like many people, the German version of Puerto Rico. There is so much text on these cards in German that i decided to make new cards in English. I have also put more information on the cards. I did not changed any rules, it are just the normal rules for the ‘Role cards’. The format is ‘A4’paper. Print, cut and past on the old tiles. I made these for fun, so a comment would be nice :) Thumbs Up if you appreciatie this :D
English
2016-01-19
2 Puerto Rico New Ship Tiles
Here's the PDF file.
English
2016-01-18
1 Puerto Rico Feuille de score
Feuille de score
French
2015-09-16
2 [玩家幫助卡]
修正小倉庫的功能說明… 幫助卡內容:簡要遊戲流程,建築功能花費、角色行動特權
Chinese
2015-09-11
0 puerto rico - Proper dutch rules - Nederlands handleiding
I noticed that there was no proper scan of the Dutch Puerto rico rulebook and that the rules on the official website were only text with no images. So with a little effort : The official scan of the Dutch Puerto rico rulebook.
Dutch
2015-09-06
3 Блок-схема игрового процесса в "Пуэрто Рико"
Блок-схема игрового процесса в "Пуэрто Рико". This is translation in Russian of a player aid for Puerto Rico in the form of a flow chart (showing the relationships of various cards, tiles, and bits) created by Adam Skelding (FiveAces). Original flow chart/оригинальная схема: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/34560/puerto-rico-game-flow-chart-player-aid-english
Russian
2015-08-26
5 Puerto Rico - Expansión unificada
De las dos expansiones existentes, he unificado ambas en una sola. Se incluye nuevo tablero, nueva hoja de puntuaciones y todos los edificios nuevos por ambas caras.
Spanish
2015-08-14
0 Regras em Português BR
Regras em português da versão publicada no Brasil pela Grow.
Portuguese
2015-08-10
3 Paper box for cards
Paper box for tiles, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes. [imageid=2827660medium]
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2015-02-20
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